Herodias

Herodias (Hi-roh´dee-uhs)

The daughter of Aristobulus and Bernice and thus a granddaughter of Herod the Great and sister of Herod Agrippa I. She was married twice: first, to her paternal half uncle Herod (called Philip in Matt 14:3), to whom she bore a daughter, Salome; then, once again to a half uncle, Herod Antipas. The second marriage, carried out after she abandoned her first husband and Antipas divorced his royal Nabatean wife, brought about their public condemnation, according to the Gospels, by John the Baptist and Herodias’s retaliation by having her daughter Salome ask for John’s head as a prize (Matt 14:3-12; Mark 6:17-29; Luke 3:19-20; Luke 9:7-9).

Matt 14:3

3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Matt 14:3-12

3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,4because John had been telling him, “It is not ... View more

Mark 6:17-29

17For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because Herod had marrie ... View more

Luke 3:19-20

19But Herod the ruler, who had been rebuked by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the evil things that Herod had done,20added to th ... View more

Luke 9:7-9

Herod's Perplexity
7Now Herod the ruler heard about all that had taken place, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from t ... View more

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